Gaming is a business and no one should criticize a business for making a reasonable profit, but microtransactions are becoming excessive and taking much of the fun out of gaming.
This one I agree with. Microtransaction in AAA shouldn’t be there. I don’t care people said that cosmetics only, but it is dumb excuse that I ever heard.
In Destiny 2, MT's are cosmetics only yet they managed to ruin D2 with it. That's not the only issue the game has but it's the biggest or one of the biggest issues. MT's, just like you said, do not belong in video games in any shape or form. Nor does day 1 DLC.
SEE ! AAA Publishers have gone to far with it. And now, the government got attention because of it. I just posted this submission : http://n4g.com/feed/mysubmi... And I need you to comment on it.
not all are cosmetics, some are actual new armor, some of the better looking in the game as well.
@UCForce; I'll check it out. @InTheZoneAC Right. But some might argue that armor is cosmetic as well. Tough in Destiny it can affect gemaplay do to it's attributes. Regardless, the endless greed of Bungie has destroyed D2.
Sellouts then to give dumb excuses. If they are not seeing hurt now, they will sellout until it hurts. THEN they will start saying it is wrong, isnt that right uncle TOMS?
Microtransactions have absolutely destroyed games. It's about the money and what can you spend vs making a game for everyone to enjoy. I get games have been costing more and more to make... So charge us more up front, it may limit how many games we can buy but with microtransactions we can't afford to play the games we do buy
Actually, if you look at the big picture, game developement cost has gone down as a whole. There is a very good YouTube video explaining all of this. However, more people than ever play video games and that results in huge profits for companies. So large that they make Billions with a capital B. I would be ok with $75 instead of $65 for games as long as they guarantee no MT's and no day 1 DLC, no cut content for later on DLC either.
Tell that to MS and Mr. Phil......
Yeah let ignore EA, Ubisoft, Activision, Warner Bros, Konami...because MS is the only one who doing it.
That guy is an idiot who is ruining gaming as well. He just introduced that game pass BS further taking away ownership of video games from people and sheep celebrate it without a second tought.
I thought I was alone thinking the pass is yet another lemming lure. Glad to have some company.
Some major studios and publishers will claim microtransactions are a necessary component to supplement rising development cost. Horse 💩. The day these AAA studios stop paying high-ranking executives mid-six-digit-salaries is the day I'll sympathize with these greedy scumbags. (EDIT: One more thing. In fifty years [give or take a couple decades] industries like gaming, music and movies will be purged of fat-cats and profit-obsessed business pukes. The financial reward will reach an equilibrium where a lot of those involved make average incomes—in turn mainly only truly passionate artists will be attracted to those industries. Kind of like what has been happening to the music scene since streaming and downloading. Anytime there's an opportunity for lots of money to be made, the scumbags propagate. That's what I see happening—eventually.)
Mean while companies with out micro transactions are selling AAA games by the boat load.....Horizon Zero Dawn......Mario Odyssey......Zelda breath of the wild..........GT Sports...heck most Sony and Nintendo developed games are that way. .Forza....wait scratch that...Halo....wait scratch that too.....ahh you get the point.
The 4 expansions from Destiny 1 are what stopped me from the moment getting D2. I was fine buying the game and expansion pass knowing I would get the future content. But then they released 2 more expansions I had to dump money into? Expansion pass should include all future DLC.
Yeah, that irritated me, too. Especially missing out on the Iron Such-and-Such expansion after having had bought the special edition Glacier White PlayStation 4. It included Destiny 1 with a code to future expansions—until/except that Iron one.
I intentionally avoid most games that have them in, and yes that greatly limited what new games I play. Seeing videos of the MT and loot box systems online out of personal curiosity does leave me with a nauseas feeling. I could not imagine buying Star Wars Battlefront 2 at launch, discover they were asking for more money at day 1 without me feeling financially scarred for life. Probably would have been in the fetal position, rocking back & forth in a dark corner whispering to myself "but I paid £55.00, I paid full price, it's not even dlc" over and over.
OR, are reckless spenders & sore losers ruining video games?
Now you guys are complaining about microtransaction? I hated since dlc era!!!! Dlc is just copy and paste right after finished game.
Yep, people have left it way too late to start complaining. This s**t started to really take off when DLC became a big thing on consoles last gen. Since then, game devs have used it as nothing more that a cheap way to nickel and dime gamers. For about 10 years i have been saying it will ruin gaming, but people laughed off those complaints. Now look where we are, games are being chopped up into pieces and released to us in separate packages. For a lot of people, this is the norm now. They have been conditioned to go along with it. Kids growing up have no idea what it was like to buy a full AAA game and play it from beginning to end without being asked to buy a bunch of "extras" that should have been in the game to begin with
This is NOW becoming a topic of discussion? Where were they back last gen? OT Ever since I stopped buying games with a Season/Expansion/Whatever Pass prior to release, I've not only saved $ in the long run, I also realized there is no reason to buy Day One knowing the game(s) will go on sale after the first couple of months. There should be NO reason to have a Season Pass prior to release; if you can't include all content at launch, I can wait. I learned patience can have a big advantage, if you're willing to not be peer-pressured into being the "first wave" of people spending $ for an over-glorified beta.
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